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Old 06-28-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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So I love BC coilovers and their American headquarters are local to me, and I know some of the guys there. Since the 760 I'm getting has some burnt out Nivomats, I was looking for an alternative, and thought it'd be nice to get BC to make a new application.

The reply so far has been that they haven't seen any interest in an application for the chassis, and wouldn't be interested in making a set without a "large" demand.

So I figured I'd come here first and see if there was possibly such interest.


http://bcracing-na.info/
Their basic set generally goes for 899-1000 depending on application, so that would be my rough estimate for this kit, but who knows what they could do on an introductory group buy.

If interest is gained, and I can get them involved, they'd be able to use my car for the first set.


Thanks guys, hope there is some mutual interest on this.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:52 PM   #2
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Never heard of them....

decent prices if the quality is there....
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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They were a cheap start up, but have grown exponentially. If you pay attention to Formula Drift, Conrad Grunewald, Chelsea Denofa, Jeremy Lowe, and several other drivers are running their coils. I know a lot of local drifters and Auto-Xers/Road Racers on them as well.

Here's their blog, with lots of coverage of them.

http://bcracingna.wordpress.com/
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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They were a cheap start up, but have grown exponentially. If you pay attention to Formula Drift, Conrad Grunewald, Chelsea Denofa, Jeremy Lowe, and several other drivers are running their coils. I know a lot of local drifters and Auto-Xers/Road Racers on them as well.

Here's their blog, with lots of coverage of them.

http://bcracingna.wordpress.com/
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I don't follow anything drift related..so that might explain not hearing about them...Are they Asian made or European or??
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:10 PM   #5
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We already offer coilovers for that application and the demand is very low.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:14 PM   #6
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If it were around $800 for the whole set (front and rear) I could justify spending that.

Get a SOLID price from them and info and I might throw my hat in the ring. I'm also in Birmingham, AL...not TOO far from you either.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:22 PM   #7
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http://www.kaplhenke.com/index.php?o...d=45&Itemid=32
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:24 PM   #8
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uh huh, that's over $800 for just the rear. I'm not looking for "race suspension". I just want a simple way to slightly lower my 760 with IRS and not cut the stock springs (ghetto as fvck).
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:24 PM   #9
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We already offer coilovers for that application and the demand is very low.
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Bravo for trying something new, but I can personally guarantee you there isn't a large demand.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:26 PM   #10
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Yea, but those shocks are from a company that everyone knows and will likely be around for as long as we are driving cars. I'd rather buy shocks from a company that'll dry up once drifting finally dies.

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Old 06-28-2012, 06:26 PM   #11
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uh huh, that's over $800 for just the rear. I'm not looking for "race suspension". I just want a simple way to slightly lower my 760 with IRS and not cut the stock springs (ghetto as fvck).
Many people have done it. Ditch the nivomats and get the desired spring height.
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uh huh, that's over $800 for just the rear. I'm not looking for "race suspension". I just want a simple way to slightly lower my 760 with IRS and not cut the stock springs (ghetto as fvck).
just because "racing" is the in the company name doesn't mean you cant drive it on the street.

800 front and rear pricing will get you a set of import (crappy quality) coilovers for a popular car.

The only way you can get that price on a volvo if is you do it yourself and you value your time being worth nothing.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #13
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Many people have done it. Ditch the nivomats and get the desired spring height.
+1 plenty people have gone the budget non-adjustable route and got bilsteins and normal springs
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #14
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The reply so far has been that they haven't seen any interest in an application for the chassis, and wouldn't be interested in making a set without a "large" demand.
I'm gunna go out on a limb here and say I seriously doubt, even with how big TB is, that you'll get enough "serious" interest in these for BC to classify it as a "large" demand and justify designing sets for Volvos.

You've got Ben K making his awesome-sauce coilovers, RSI making theirs also, and DIY solutions. The people that want coilovers on their volvos probably already have them.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:21 PM   #15
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I appreciate the feedback from everyone, just remember that this was only to gauge interest. I'm familiar with the kaplhenke coilovers, and most likely will end up with the fronts and IRS rears, but I tend to look into every option I can before committing. BC being local, and known to me, I decided to investigate that route.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #16
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Yea sorry, I'm glad that you were exploring other options. It's good!
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:10 PM   #17
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Never heard of them....

decent prices if the quality is there....
http://www.importgenius.com/importer...-north-america

Bc Racing North America imports products from Taiwan Bor-chuann Enterprise Co., L in Kaohsiung via Los Angeles, California. Container #TGHU7022251


And that leads you to:
http://www.bcec.com.tw/index.htm

Conclusion: in all likelihood, the stuff is the same cheesy stuff as any other allegedly Tiawanese stuff, much of which is farmed out the small shops in China..

Thus......meh.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:13 PM   #18
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http://www.importgenius.com/importer...-north-america

Bc Racing North America imports products from Taiwan Bor-chuann Enterprise Co., L in Kaohsiung via Los Angeles, California. Container #TGHU7022251


And that leads you to:
http://www.bcec.com.tw/index.htm

Conclusion: in all likelihood, the stuff is the same cheesy stuff as any other allegedly Tiawanese stuff, much of which is farmed out the small shops in China..

Thus......meh.

Ask him about the valving #'s

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Old 06-28-2012, 08:14 PM   #19
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Wasn't someone here running BC coilovers on a beemer? e39? Or am i confus
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:24 PM   #20
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They're used a lot by VW owners, they provide a decent item at a convenient price (and make pricing options seem clear to the customer - which helps a lot)... Cheaper than an American company could (I work in American manufacturing, I'm aware of the pitfalls and some-times benefits of overseas production).

I mean, that said, they'd sell a few pairs. Enough to make up for the R&D? Yeah, probably. Because R&D doesn't cost a lot... In China.
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I am sold. How are the entry level ones? I notice they are not serviceable.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:04 AM   #22
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I am sold. How are the entry level ones? I notice they are not serviceable.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:10 AM   #23
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I am sold. How are the entry level ones? I notice they are not serviceable.
How often do you service your shocks?
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